The American and Canadian Salon

March 20 — 25, 2021
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LOT 246

Lot 246

ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866)

ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866)
Lot 246 Details
ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866), American

POSSIBLE PORTRAIT OF SENATOR EDWARD BATES, CIRCA 1835

oil on canvas, sculpted oval
29 ins x 23 ins; 73.7 cms x 58.4 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866)
  • ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866)
  • ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866)
  • ATTRIBUTED TO CHESTER HARDING (1792-1866)
Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Note:

Senator Edward Bates (1793-1869) was an Attorney General in President Abraham Lincoln’s Cabinet. Prior to that, he was based in St. Louis and was the Attorney General for the State of Missouri. Bates was prominent in State politics from 1822.

Chester Harding executed portraits of many important American politicians in the years between 1826 and 1860. Harding spent his winters in St. Louis from 1826 for many years. It makes sense that this portrait was painted in St. Louis and likely around 1835. The portrait appears to be of Edward Bates when he was around 40 years old.

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